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Using Witch Hazel To Treat Acne

I’ve experienced a ton of breakouts lately, so I decided to revisit Witch Hazel — an old-school facial toner that helps remove excess oil and other pore-clogging impurities. I stopped using witch hazel years ago because most brands I liked contained ethanol, a type of alcohol that can be really harsh on sensitive skin. Fortunately, brands like Thayers and Dickinson have released toners with gentler ingredients over the years that won’t strip the skin — some are even formulated with soothing aloe vera, rose petal and coconut water.

Benefits of Witch Hazel

Witch hazel comes from a botanical plant and contains tannins, a naturally-occurring substance with antioxidant properties responsible for making witch hazel astringent. When applied to the skin, witch hazel helps heal irritation, reduce swelling and fight bacteria. These benefits are effective in helping treat acne.

So far, there are no reports of any side effects due to using witch hazel. However, you should still use caution when trying any beauty product on your skin.

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(Photo, Thayers website)

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